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Tasting Spain with Campos de España

March 6th, 2016

      Spanish wine has been in the news off and on over the past few years. The quality of wines coming out of Spain for the price point is virtually still unequalled in the world of wine today.  Some would argue with this statement; but when you add the tremendous breadth of varietals available, Spain truly is still the wine world’s “hot spot” with a plethora of possibility. As a confirmed Hispanophile, I will be the first to tell you I have a love affair with opening and savorin...

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Bubbly!

December 22nd, 2014

I love the holidays. People smile more and are generally a little nicer; the weather starts to cool down (that is, unless you live in Southern California); and the bubbles flow more freely and more often. Pour me some Champagne, right? No! I say, “Keep your Champagne and give me Cava!” For those who have never tried Spanish Cava, you are in for a real treat. Of great quality and considerably less expensive than Champagne, Cava is gracing more holiday tables and celebrations around the world. Her...

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Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour

May 26th, 2013

Recently seven of the world’s finest winemakers converged for the first time in the United States. New York City and Washington, D.C. played host to the first-ever Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour which aimed to bring together the eight winemakers which make up the Codorníu Raventós portfolio. Representing ten wine regions in three countries these winemakers presented a vast selection of incredible wines from their individual wineries. I had the good fortune attend the Washington, ...

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Fetured Wine: Castillo Perelada (Cava)

May 16th, 2010

Cava. It's not just for breakfast anymore! I am a huge fan of Cava. I find it more flavorful and approachable than Champagne. It is less pretentious and less expensive than it's northern sibling as well. It has also become a daily part of my food preparation experience. Yes, food preparation. Ever since my trip to Catacurian last fall I have continued to ritual of drinking a glass of Cava with my food preparation. Somehow it just makes everything taste better. Fortunately, I was recently turned ...

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Move Over Champagne – Here Comes Cava!

October 31st, 2009

Well, I figured it was time to do a video post. So, I thought I would start with cava. With the holidays right around the corner, what better subject to post on than cava - Spain's champagne. The three Cavas displayed on the table are Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Freixenet Extra Brut, and Poema Brut. Cava is quite easy to find; so, the next time you're looking for some champagne try a cava instead. Life is short. Drink great wine!

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